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Conference on rights of the accused held at BILIA
Law & Our Rights

Conference on rights of the accused held at BILIA

Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) organised a conference on Article 35 of the Constitution “Protection in respect of trial and punishment” on 29 June 2019 at BILIA Auditorium.

  • An Overview of Environmental Laws of Bangladesh

    With the imminent threat of climate change on one hand and the everyday cost of deteriorating habitability on the other, Bangladesh is

  • Landmark environmental law verdicts

    While our higher judiciary has no original jurisdiction on environment matters, its writ jurisdiction has been frequently invoked in the

  • Our ‘Problematic’ Law Making Process

    Legislative process in our parliament is claimed to be an upshot of the Westminster parliament. Like the Westminster, here government businesses are prioritised over private member initiatives for law making. However, unlike the Westminster, opposition and backbencher voices in Bangladesh

  • Readymade Garment Worker Rape in Chattogram

    Allahabad High Court decides on marital rape

    Allahabad High Court, India has held that forcible sex, be it unnatural or natural, is an illegal intrusion into the privacy of the wife and amounts to cruelty against her. The division bench comprising of Justice Shashi Kant Gupta and Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava upheld a District Court order

  • Legal protection of intellectual creations

    I study computer science and engineering in DUET. I am in the final year of my bachelors. Last semester of the final year, I designed a robot which can speak in four different languages (Bangla, English, French and Spanish) through automation. The unique feature of this robot is that

  • On Hindu women’s right to property

    According to classical Hindu law, all daughters of a man are not equally eligible to inherit. Unmarried daughters and married daughters with sons can inherit, while childless widowed daughters or daughters having no son or with no possibility of having sons are excluded.

  • UAP holds intra-department moot competition

    University of Asia Pacific Moot Court Club (UAPMCC) organised the 3rd Intra-Department Moot Court Competition on Contract and Tort Law for the students of Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), on April 26 and 27, 2019.

  • Cybersquatting, online business and the importance of trademarks

    Commercial opportunities and ancillary frauds walk hand in hand and online business is not an exception to the foregoing. The term squatting denotes unlawfully occupying any property without permission.

  • Migrant workers’ death in the Mediterranean

    Last week, around 60 migrants died when the vessel transporting them from Italy to Libya sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of them were Bangladeshis.

  • The ever-evolution of international law

    The book under review aims at providing a theory of how two core systems of international law, namely operating system and normative system interact with each other and how changes in one system ‘precipitate changes’ in the other.

  • Encroachment and pollution: A dual threat to our rivers

    Considering that Dhaka city is gradually losing its wetlands, rivers and flood flow zones due to filling, encroachments and pollution, the High Court Division has recently given a verdict.

  • Child Marriage Act

    Roundtable discussion on Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017

    Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) and Population Council jointly hosted the Roundtable Discussion on the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 in collaboration with the University of Kent...

  • A preposterous directive on the apprentice lawyers

    The delay in the advocate enrolment examination has already fermented deep frustration among many aspiring lawyers rightfully

  • The legal regime on food safety and human health

    The High Court Division (HCD) had issued a suo motu rule asking the respective authorities regarding adulteration of dairy products

  • Bridging the standardisation gap

    The World Telecommunication Day (WTD), celebrated annually on 17 May, marks the anniversary of the founding of International

  • Compensating transboundary environmental harm

    On February 2, 2018, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) awarded compensatory damages to Costa Rica for internationally wrongful

  • Revisiting Small Cause Courts Act

    The Small Cause Courts Act 1887 was brought to regulate small issues and matters by the assigned courts. It is no doubt that the law was brought with the purpose of resolving disputes of small nature in a convenient manner.

  • Is ”Legal Aid” a constitutional right?

    Political philosopher Charles de Montesquieu said, “In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.

  • Your Advocate

    This week Your Advocate is Barrister Omar Khan Joy, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the head of the chambers of a renowned law firm, namely, ‘Legal Counsel’, which has expertise mainly in commercial law, corporate law, family law,

  • DU competes Media Law Moot Court in Oxford

    The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme established by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, is the largest mooting competition in the field of international media law.

  • Media to fight against disinformation

    World Press Freedom Day was observed on May 03, 2019. The day, which commemorates the Declaration of Windhoek, was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993.

  • Parliamentary Reform: Making Sense of Our Successes and Failures

    The Parliament of Bangladesh has been subject to a lot of historical, institutional and doctrinal analysis over the years.Authors

  • Protecting the workers of informal sector

    International Labor Organization has demonstrated in its recent report that there are 2 billion workers across the world working in the

  • Legal framework for workplace safety

    Workplace health and safety conditions in Bangladesh has seen steady improvements since the disastrous Rana Plaza incident which

  • Book launching ceremony held at BILIA

    Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) organised the launching of “Case Management in Reducing Case Backlog:


    Since August 2017, the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the associated international crimes against the ethnic Rohingyas

  • Legal mechanism to control air pollution

    Over the past two years, Dhaka has been among the top five cities of the world in terms of pollution. According to the Environmental

  • ELCOP's first signature lecture held in DU

    Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), established in 1999, is a voluntary, non-profitable, non-political, non-

  • World Book and Copyright Day 2019

    April 23 marks the anniversary of the birth or death of a range of well-known writers, including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Maurice

  • The aftermath of Assange's arrest

    The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on April 11, 2019 from the embassy of Ecuador in London where he had been